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12 Trips Every Woman Should Take Before She’s 40

PureWow | Posted 03.23.2017 | Travel

Did ya hear? Forty is the new 20. All of which gives you even more time to check these 12 must-do vacations off your travel bucket list. Ready, set…...

The Fire-fighting Children Of The Khasi Hills And The Decline Of Traditional Farming In North-east India

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.16.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati On a wintry February evening, along a narrow road leading to a village nestled in the...

How Neo-Nationalism Went Global

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Could neo-nationalist leaders join hands across the world? Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Narendra Modi (India) in Goa, 2016. Mikhail Metzel/Krem...

Smart Home Market Is Emerging in Asia

AsiaToday | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home

[Image source: Wikimedia Commons] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Eun-young - As smart home market is growing rapidly in Asia, related products and investm...

"Satellite Data" War Is Heating up in Southeast Asia

AsiaToday | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home

[Japan's communications satellite Kirameki-2 was launched on Jan. 24./ Source: AFP, Yonhap News] By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - The "satellite dat...

Southeast Asian Group Condemns Trump's Executive Order, 'Stand Proud As Refugees'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

An organization that serves Southeast Asian refugee communities has made it clear that Friday’s executive order will not go unchallenged. Southeast...

"Alternative Facts": A Southeast Asian Perspective

Rio Helmi | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Rio Helmi

As the reports on the POTUS’ tantrums leak out of the White House into the news, political observers in Southeast Asia (where such behaviour is in g...

Southeast Asia Begins to Prepare for Cyber War; India Turns to AI

AsiaToday | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home

By AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun - Voices urging to prepare for cyber warfare is growing in Southeast Asia, which has weak information security again...

Trump's Impending Presidency And Rising China Sea Tensions Are Putting Asia On Edge

Helen Clark | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Helen Clark

PERTH, Australia ― As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump approaches, a number of world leaders are making last minute moves, bracing for America’...

Even as more new species are found, Southeast Asia is in the grip of a biodiversity crisis

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
The Conversation Global

Roni Bintang/Reuters Alice Catherine Hughes, Chinese Academy of Sciences Rich in wildlife, Southeast Asia includes at least six of the world's 25 "b...

The plan to dam Asia's last free-flowing, international river

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
The Conversation Global

A 16-year-old Karen boy, swims in the Salween River at the Myanmar-Thai border. Adrees Latif/Reuters Diana Suhardiman, Consultative Group on Interna...

Millennials Are Creators of New Economy

AsiaToday | Posted 01.01.2017 | Home

By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh -"Millennials are unprecedented." As former MySpace CEO Mike Jones said, it's hard to define the millennials. Whether...

What Travelers Should Know About Zika Virus In Southeast Asia

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living

The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika s...

Southeast Asian Democracy at the Crossroads

AsiaToday | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home

[The Thai popular uprising of Oct 14, 1973 against the military dictatorship./ Source: Wikipedia] By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - On October 6, 197...

Planning A Babymoon? Here's The Latest You Should Know About Zika

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living

U.S. health officials issued a Zika virus travel warning on Thursday, recommending that pregnant women consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 c...

What Filipinos Think of Philippine President Duterte

Cecilia Brainard | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
Cecilia Brainard

Born in 1945 in Leyte, Southern Philippines, Duterte served in the local government of Davao City in Mindanao from 1988 until he ran for president in 2016. He garnered over 16 million votes, beating his closest rival by 6.6 million votes.

Angkor Wat Travel Video: Where to Stay, Eat and Explore

La Carmina | Posted 08.30.2016 | Travel
La Carmina

I've long been fascinated by the mysterious temples of Angkor Wat. Last fall, I spent several days living out my "Tomb Raider" fantasies in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

18 Southeast Asian Instagram Influencers You Should Follow

Trisha Velarmino | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
Trisha Velarmino

JAKARTA, Indonesia ― The Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia is considered as one of the best tourism boards in Southeast Asia. Why, you may ask? They ...

The Tao of River Cruising: Finding Peace on the Mekong River

Natalie Compagno | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Thump, thump, thump, whack whack whack! This is all I hear as I focus on keeping the front tire of my bicycle somewhat straight. My arms brace like shock absorbers and my head bobs up and down like a jackhammer. The rented Cambodian bicycle bucks wildly as I pedal over the famous bamboo bridge of Kampong Cham.

China's Plan to Become High-Speed Rail Power in Southeast Asia on Track

AsiaToday | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China's grand plans to become a high-speed rail power in Southeast Asia is on track as a part of i...

Thai-me to Tell a Story

Sanjna Verma | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Sanjna Verma

Covering the ecological and economic opportunities in Thailand led a film team to discover challenges in filming a nation rebranding itself.

Asia's Unknown, Ignored And Disappearing Animals

Laurel Neme | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

Often called the most beautiful of the monkeys, the Red-shanked Douc langur of Southeast Asia hasn't benefited much from its good looks. It is barely ...

Just Phuket

David Anthony | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

It all happened by chance that I got to spend the week in a beach resort town called Patong on the island of Phuket located in Thailand. I was attempt...

Meatless Monday: Vegan Takes a Holiday

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Happy Memorial Day, the unofficial launch of summer and summer holidays. Where to go? And what to eat? A growing number of vegan tour groups make travel more fun and remove the worry about what's in your dinner. Think of it as plant-based Trip Advisor.

Washington's Pivot to Southeast Asia Needs Economic Ties

Jack Myint | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Jack Myint

To sustain its efforts to counter China's growing influence in Asia, Washington must deepen its economic ties with Southeast Asia. Since 2011, President Obama has stated he intends to pivot American foreign policy towards Asia, the goal of which is essentially to "contain" China.